The Twitter leaker known as “DuanRui says Apple may not offer leather cases for use with its upcoming iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro lineups.
I've heard that Apple won't be releasing a Leather Case for the iPhone 15 series.
— DuanRui (@duanrui1205) August 17, 2023
Well, that’s short and sweet, isn’t it? While we normally bother with this tweet, it jibes with claims from “ShrimpApplePro” and 9to5Mac claiming that they have heard the same information from other sources, so the rumor seems worth putting into the “Hey! It could happen” column.
Apple released its first leather iPhone cases back in 2013, alongside the debut of the iPhone 5S. Each year since then, a new variety of colors of leather cases have been offered for each succeeding iPhone model year. Apple has added new features for the cases as new iPhones were released with new features, such as MagSafe.
This doesn’t mean that Apple will drop its premium case options for the iPhone 15. Instead, Apple may simply replace leather with another high-end material, such as “vegan leather.”